Challenge is on for appeal fundraisers in Sheffield

Launch of The Mistress Cutler's Challenge 2013 at The Cutlers Hall....Pictured is The Mistress Cutler Julie MacDonald(centre) with the Safia Mused and Mayana Hussain from the King Egberts School team
Launch of The Mistress Cutler's Challenge 2013 at The Cutlers Hall....Pictured is The Mistress Cutler Julie MacDonald(centre) with the Safia Mused and Mayana Hussain from the King Egberts School team
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MORE than 80 business people, school pupils and community groups gathered in Sheffield to receive a fundraising challenge to collect thousands of pounds in aid of poorly children.

The organisations have all signed up for the Mistress Cutler’s Challenge, held to raise money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital’s £40 million Make It Better appeal.

The event sees teams compete to transform just £50 into as much money as possible in six months, and this year is hosted by Master Cutler Neil MacDonald’s wife, Julie.

Participants gathered at the Cutlers’ Hall in Sheffield city centre to receive their cash and hatch their money-making plans.

Mrs MacDonald said she was thrilled to be heading the challenge - and has high hopes for the eventual fundraising total.

“I’m aiming high – it’s my hope we will raise more than £150,000 for our wonderful Children’s Hospital, which we are so privileged to have here in Sheffield.

“Our launch event was a fantastic evening where I got to meet many of the enthusiastic teams, from young schoolchildren to established businessmen, who have all joined together to support this brilliant cause.”

The Make It Better appeal will see Sheffield Children’s Hospital transformed into a state-of-the-art facility, including single rooms and en-suite facilities, a play tower, gardens, specialist medical equipment and artwork.

Teams will be taking part in activities from physical challenges such as running and triathlons, to cake sales and fire walking.

To find out more visit www.mistresscutlerschallenge.org.uk or call 0114 2717203.